LSB Course Descriptions
BLAW 220. Legal Aspects of Business Transactions (3)
Introduction to law and the American legal system in today's business world. Special emphasis is given to contracts, sales, and commercial paper. An example of the role and function of the judiciary, elements of civil and criminal lawsuits, and other emerging areas of the law, including alternative dispute resolution.
BLAW 309I. Consumer Survival in the Legal and Economic Environment (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of the 13-Unit GE foundation requirements; an Explorations course from Category D2B, and upper division standing. Combines a critical introduction to the economic and ethical components of consumer issues with and analysis of relevant substantive aspects of consumer law. Incorporates an integrated coverage of the economic, legal and regulatory environments in which the consumer must survive in avoiding and resolving disputes regarding fraudulent transactions, financial matters, personal and real property contracts, credit investment issues, and family relationships. Same course as ECON 309I and FCS 309I. Team taught. (Lecture activity 3 hours.)
BLAW 320. Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business (3)
Prerequisites: FIN 220. An examination of the forms of business organizations, employment law, securities law, environmental law, antitrust issues, and international transactions. A consideration of the social, cultural and economic influences on domestic and multinational corporations. Exploration of the relationship of government to business. Introduction to business ethics.
BLAW 424. International Legal Environment of Business (3)
Prerequisites: FIN 320. Study of the global environment in which international managers and investors function. Topics will include the form in which international businesses operate, such as subsidiaries and joint ventures, along with a discussion of how business operations are affected by treaties and by laws and policies of the several government involved. Also, included are resolution of business and investment disputes, protection of property rights, the financing and taxing of international operations, and ethical responsibility issues. Traditional grading only.
BLAW 425. Legal Aspects of Real Estate (3)
Prerequisite: FIN 340. Basic principles of law of real estate as related to conveyances, titles, private and public restrictions on the use of land, escrows, community property and financial transactions.
BLAW 520. Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Environment of Business (3)
Prerequisite: MBA standing required. Analysis of the legal and regulatory environment in which managers must operate. Review of the constitutional and judicial structures for resolving disputes, the effect of governmental and political policies, and the liability encountered by business in various defined areas of substantive law. Special attention is given to ethical issues faced by business in the domestic and global marketplace. Traditional grading only.
BLAW 524/624. International Legal Environment of Business (3)
Prerequisite: FIN 520. A study of the international legal environment in which multinational firms operate. Selected topics include treaties and laws, government policies, resolution of legal disputes, regulation of competition, enforcement of property rights and issues involving ethical responsibilities. Traditional grading only.